I've tapped my old Ph.D. in government skills to provide a quick, easy-to-take quiz: are you a wannabe edu-bureaucrat?
Montana has proven to me that if you focus on serious school improvements, your students will shine. No need to go all the way to Finland.
Parents should have a big say in their children's education, but opt out alone won't solve the broader problem of too much testing.
The goal of education is to give students a better chance at a good life, not just a good job. Testing will not solve all our problems.
We've suffered under the factory model of school reform for a dozen years, despite no research showing it works. We need a doctor for the American education system.
Here's a story about how students can become involved in the legislative process, told with the help of Kentucky eighth-grader Ashton Bishop.
Here's a story about how teachers and legislators can develop strong relationships, told with the help of Senator David Givens of Kentucky.
In January 2014, the Kentucky Senate Education Committee room became my new classroom—but this time I was the student, not the teacher.
What's the most effective teacher leadership role? Use the hedgehog test to determine how to have the most impact.